search engine

Start Me Up! A profile of WeSEE

In the UK search is a one-man show, with Google hoovering up around 90% of the market while Bing and Yahoo battle it out for the rest.

So it takes a brave man to start a company that aims to take on Eric Schmidt and co at their own game.

But as co-founder and CMO of WeSEE, Adrian Moxley has risen to the challenge. His startup has created a visual search engine by using image recognition technology to classify pictures and photos across the social web. 

I spoke to Moxley to find out more…

Zugu: site review

Zugu is a flight search engine launched recently by Cheapflights Media. 

There are already plenty of flight search engines, so has Zugu done enough to stand out in a crowded market? I’ve been having a look at the new site and I’ve also added some user testing videos to see how others have found the site… 

Twitter promotes search on its new homepage

Twitter has launched a revamped version of its homepage, with the aim of emphasising the role of the site as a search tool, and appealing to new visitors. 

According to Biz Stone on the company blog the aim is to demonstrate ‘the power of Twitter as a discovery engine for what is happening right now
through our search and trends’. 

New Twitter homepage

How well is your brand being Bing’d?

Now that the world has had a bit of time to get used to Bing in all its glory, we’ve been giving some thought to what new opportunities it could present to brands.

As somebody who spends a lot of time talking with organisations about how they can make the best of Social Media opportunities (but who also has a long history in the world of search) it’s very exciting to see a brand new search engine. And not just a search engine; this appears to be a major shake-up in the world of search results.

Is Twitter a search engine?

What is Twitter? “A microblogging service” doesn’t quite fit right. Maybe because that just doesn’t sound as cool as Twitter.

A growing number of people are suggesting that Twitter is a search engine. As I was going through my feeds today, I came across several posts discussing just that. This is officially a meme.